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British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

This page lists all BHPA incident reports (informal investigations) available on this website. You can view all incident reports, or filter reports by Hang Gliding, Powered Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Paramotoring or Parascending. The incident report database can also be searched.

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
8 May 2012 Male 21 Hack
Germany
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Independence
Cruiser

Glider launched asymmetrically pulling student to one side. Student tripped and fell attempting to get under canopy.

Minor Injuries:
Feet, Legs

5 May 2012 Male 45 AP Malvern
United Kingdom
25-30 Km/h
Strong
Moderate Turbulence

Flexwing Hang Glider
Foot
Moyes
RS

Immediately after takeoff the pilot noticed the glider handling to be wrong. VB was not working properly and glider had pronounced turn. Pilot managed to fly task and land safely. Found that VB rope was wrapped around cross tube.

Unhurt
4 May 2012 Male 33 AP Pontlottyn
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Rigid Hang Glider
Foot
AIR
Atos N

While on a soaring flight the pilot heard a noise and noticed one of the side wires had come off. The glider stabilised and he was able to grab the wire and hold it in place. Pilot landed safely. Pip pin not correctly inserted.

Unhurt
3 May 2012 Male 68 Soldeu
Andorra
0-5 Km/h
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Paratech
P11 Light

Pilot was not concentrating and misjudged landing approach hitting wall with leg.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

2 May 2012 Male 53 Hell's Mouth tow site
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Calm
Not Turbulent

Flexwing Hang Glider
Winch/vehicle Tow
Wills Wing
Condor

Student went off line under tow and failed to correct. Glider landed heavily in a turn.

Seriously Injured:
Hands, Arms, Shoulder

16 Apr 2012 Male 43 Pilot Wigginton
United Kingdom
0-5 Km/h
Calm
Light Turbulence

Powered PG
Powered
Wing:
Paramania
Revolution

Engine:

PAP
1250 ROS125

Pilot launched and powered up to 5m when engine cut out. Pilot landed heavily. Air in fuel suspected.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2012 Male 49 Pilot Tinto
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Light Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Skywalk
Chili

Pilot had midair collision with another paraglider and suffered an asymmetric collapse. Pilot had difficulty deploying emergency parachute and later found it had become entangled with the line holding his vario.

Unhurt
15 Apr 2012 Male 56 Pilot Codden
United Kingdom
20-25 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Niviuk
Artik 2

Pilot lost control in thermic and gusty conditions.

Seriously Injured
15 Apr 2012 Male 35 CP Corn Du
United Kingdom
15-20 Km/h
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Ozone
Delta

Pilot over braked glider when in accelerated air flow and glider collapsed. On reinflation the glider had a cravat which the pilot pumped out. The glider then stalled and the pilot crashed before he could deploy his parachute.

Minor Injuries:
Thorax

14 Apr 2012 Female 51 Pilot Torr Head
United Kingdom
30-35 Km/h
Moderate Turbulence

Paraglider
Foot
Axis
Comet

Pilot landed going backwards in strong winds and attempted to pull A risers to collapse the glider. Glider reinflated and dragged pilot.

Unhurt
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 23 June 2017 at 04:30:08 AM

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